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Nice one, Geoffrey Firmin. I have the JCrew Bayswater peacoat. Bought it in NY in 2010. It's very hardy, I wear it regularly in winter. Mine has the thinsulate lining which adds virtually zero bulk and from what I understand, adds to its insulation properties. Have to admit, the buying process for me was more along the lines of, "I'm fucking cold. What's the warmest coat you have?"
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I've done a search on where I can find Makr goods in Sydney, but that's been a grand failure. The 'stockist' page on the Makr website brings me to websites of stores in Sydney that are incredulously difficult to navigate, and leave you more confused than before you navigated there. Hipsters.

 

Anyone here has a better idea? I'm looking for the simple leather key fob. I know Makr ships to Sydney, but before forking out half the total cost, just for shipping, I thought I'd pop this question on the thread first.

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I know winter is months away but I have been in need of a peacoat so after due consideration I just pulled the pin on this http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~87195/99102109462/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~15~~20+16+4294967181~15~~~~~~~/87195.jsp

 

Buddy, winter can't come soon enough. I can't wait to bust out my knitwear and jackets.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
I'm looking forward to the colder months!

 

Soooon.

 

Although here there are days in the 30s until Easter.

 

 

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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post


Aren't we all...the summers here are getting worse (hotter and hotter).

 

I agree. I've considered moving to somewhere COLD so many times (Canada, USA, Europe)

post #24859 of 52245
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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post

Great, thanks El Quag. Any tips for first timer? 

I would recommend starting with a plain white shirt, using a fabric which is in stock and readily available. Ask Charles, as he may take you to the production space where all the fabrics are stored.

Using a fabric already available will equate to a quicker turn around time for initial fitting and works out cheaper. It also means you can see the fabric in person (touch and feel if you need to) and compare with other options.

Prepare a list of details you require before heading out (collar, cuff, button type, placard, etc). Will make the process much quicker and easier. Explain your situation and requirements as he is always able to accommodate.

There are always plenty of shirts already completed and hanging near the front of the store, awaiting pick up from other clients. Peruse through as it may help you get an understanding in terms of look and feel of finished product and maybe give you ideas for different options. There are always numerous different white shirts at the front for clients with varying requirements in different fabric options.
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

I've done a search on where I can find Makr goods in Sydney, but that's been a grand failure. The 'stockist' page on the Makr website brings me to websites of stores in Sydney that are incredulously difficult to navigate, and leave you more confused than before you navigated there. Hipsters.

Anyone here has a better idea? I'm looking for the simple leather key fob. I know Makr ships to Sydney, but before forking out half the total cost, just for shipping, I thought I'd pop this question on the thread first.

Might be best calling Footage in Darlinghurst to see if they stock.

I know Capsule Store stock Tanner Goods, who also make leather key fobs as well. Slightly different in design but still quite simple. Best to check with Capsule Store direct to see what is in stock.

I bought a Makr wallet online a year or so ago, and went through similar dramas trying to locate a local store with free shipping. At the time, I found Mr Mister but the business has since undergone a change in direction.
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I've forayed into the WYAW thread for the first time for a bit of fun (cheers CW for your comment).

 

X-post.

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 
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I received a knit tie from Tobias today, in burgundy (really liked Gerry's from the other night). Quality product and a great price.

 

Might be back from some more once I learn how to tie it properly (my first knit tie).

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I received a knit tie from Tobias today, in burgundy (really liked Gerry's from the other night). Quality product and a great price.

Might be back from some more once I learn how to tie it properly (my first knit tie).

Don't tell me you've disposed of the Unofficial SF Aus Members Tie Toby?? confused.gif
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Don't tell me you've disposed of the Unofficial SF Aus Members Tie Toby?? confused.gif

 

The Unofficial SF Aus Members - sold by an Official SF Aus Member to boot!

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I received a knit tie from Tobias today, in burgundy (really liked Gerry's from the other night). Quality product and a great price.

 

Might be back from some more once I learn how to tie it properly (my first knit tie).

 

I think mine's awesome. I usually use a double four in hand:

 

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Speaking of winter and sweaters in manly/fisherman styles: where would I go to in melbourne to try out thick cashmere sweaters or cardigans preferably a cable knit sweater but a thick manly cardigan wouldn't go astray.
P.S. Any reviews on Henry Carter bow ties? Thinking of grabbing one with a knit tie.
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Speaking of winter and sweaters in manly/fisherman styles: where would I go to in melbourne to try out thick cashmere sweaters or cardigans preferably a cable knit sweater but a thick manly cardigan wouldn't go astray.
 

Good luck is my only piece of advice.

 

There are plenty of great knit wear (wool) brands around:

 

SNS Herning

Inis Mearn

Neighbour

Howling by Morrison

Epaulet

SEH Kelly

Intervallan

Berg and Berg

Drakes

 

No stock lists in Australia, though!

 

Also, cable knit is almost never cashmere. I'd hesitate to buy cashmere completely unless I was confident in the maker (and most makers I am not confident in the quality and finishing of their cashmere). There are some exceptions (Drakes and Epaulet come to mind). Skip the cashmere, it's a luxury product that is unreliable and difficult to have faith in, especially new. Virgin wool is more robust, much easier to find in high quality and substantially cheaper (want a genuine cashmere cardigan that's under $400? Hard to find!). Cashmere blends are easier to find (but again, how much does 10-15% cashmere add to a product?).

 

Quite happy to elaborate and talk about knitwear until the sun goes down and comes up.

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Speaking of winter and sweaters in manly/fisherman styles: where would I go to in melbourne to try out thick cashmere sweaters or cardigans preferably a cable knit sweater but a thick manly cardigan wouldn't go astray.
P.S. Any reviews on Henry Carter bow ties? Thinking of grabbing one with a knit tie.
Well, they are awesome smile.gif

Umm, ask g-banger, he has one and by all accounts is very happy with it, but don't take my word for it I'm sure he'll chime in.
post #24869 of 52245

Some glory shots of knitwear:

 

Inis Meain:

 

Neighbour's in-house brand:

 

Epaulet:

 

(Love this one, it WILL be mine come autumn http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/shirts-knits/products/epaulet-shetland-cardigan-burgundy-marl)

 

Drake's

 

(the above at over $1k, though!)

 

The best value, at the moment, in my opinion is:

 

Berg and Berg (on sale!) (http://bergbergstore.com/knitwear/cardigans.html)

SEH Kelly http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/knitwear/

 

Both have a lot sold out, though!

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Speaking of winter and sweaters in manly/fisherman styles: where would I go to in melbourne to try out thick cashmere sweaters or cardigans preferably a cable knit sweater but a thick manly cardigan wouldn't go astray.
P.S. Any reviews on Henry Carter bow ties? Thinking of grabbing one with a knit tie.

Your better off trawling the net

I know that a lot of major US players are having Winter sales ergo my new peacoat, and there are bound to British sales as well. BB have good prices on cashmere that link I posted earlier has a good nautical selection I also read they are supplying the blokes recreating the Shackleton voyage another one is http://www.ganseys.co.uk/ that one will cost you or this http://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/sworg-mens-cash-crewneck-sweater/
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